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Downtown Monterey is a walkable neighborhood of historic adobe buildings, restaurants, shopping and entertainment options.  Parking lots and hotels provide plenty of places to leave the car and walk streets and venture into the nearby Monterey Wharf area.

The main Portola Plaza Hotel & Spa backs to the Wharf where the historic Custom House, Monterey Museum and the Adobes of Monterey meet at a central courtyard.

The Monterey Conference Center and several large hotels are immediately in the vicinity, as well as the Monterey Institute of International Studies and the City Hall, Main Public Library, MOMA and the historic parks and homes settled in the 1700-1800's era of Monterey.  

[Photo courtesy of City of Monterey]

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Monterey Bay Aquarium

886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940

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Fish Hopper Seafood & Steaks

700 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940


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1425 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940

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Hotel Abrego

755 Abrego Street, Monterey, CA 93940

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Comfort Inn Monterey by the Sea

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InterContinental the Clement Monterey

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